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Beware of heavy metals

Educational capsules / Published on 23 / 04 / 2024

All wish to be healthy and live long, but few do something about it”,  Sebastian Kneipp

Toxemia, i.e. the accumulation of toxins in the blood, depends largely on our lifestyle (and therefore on our choices).
On the one hand, we must be aware of our conscious or unconscious choices (which then become habits) that weigh in the balance: eating poorly ; neglecting sleep ; being sedentary, etc.
On the other hand, we must understand there are certain factors that are more or less controllable(stress, medication, air pollution, etc.) which increase toxemia.
In any case, an overload of toxins in the blood leads to a series of negative health consequences. 

To learn how to less clog your body in order to eradicate certain health problems and prevent certain cancers, book your private lifestyle consultation now. To get a clearer idea of what to expect, we can tell you that our naturopath will give you recommendations for all aspects of your lifestyle : from the foods you eat, to the cosmetics you use, to the cooking utensils you use.

Let's now have a look at so-called toxic metals.
Right now, the authorities consider the three metals of greatest concern to humans are: mercury, cadmium and lead. For our part, we have highlighted the list of metals that we consider to be of concern if large quantities are ingested orally, nasally or through skin over the long term:

  • Antimony: it can cause liver and digestive system disorders
  • Arsenic: it can cause skin, cardiovascular, respiratory, respiratory, neurological, hepatic, renal and hematological problems.
  • Cadmium: it can cause kidney damage, respiratory disorders, reproductive system disorders and bone fragility.
  • Nickel: It can cause allergy problems, asthma, and contact dermatitis.
  • Tin: it can cause liver, chromosome and brain damages, immune system dysfunction and red blood cell deficiency.
  • Mercury: it can damage the brain, kidneys and affect fetal development.
  • Lead: it can cause intellectual and behavioral disorders in young children; it can alter blood pressure, kidney function, and the reproductive system in adults.
  • Aluminum: it can cause damage to the respiratory system, the central nervous system and the reproductive system.
  • Fluoride: it can cause thyroid problems, neurological problems, and bone fragility.
  • Chlorine: it can cause respiratory and eye problems.

To check your level of heavy metal poisoning, we recommend this test.